- NO lace after 10pm - which ever time zone you're in!
Needless to say, I didn't participate in this. I was at the finish and took some pictures (to follow) but I only had one ride during the week, on a hired mountain bike - like driving a Mack truck after riding my hybrid. I walked most places and was driven around the course in air-conditioned comfort, gasping at the gradients Sir had had to ride up. He assured me that "...it was easy! You just have to change to the right gear and keep pedalling." Yeah, right! It only took him one hour and forty minutes up Mt Hotham which made him quite proud as times vary from an hour and a half to well over two hours. At no time did he walk the bike I have to say.
I did plenty of knitting and was totally chuffed that I could knit happily on the plane ride over to Melbourne without being viewed as a terrorist. Still looked at as being not normal but I'm used to that! Who needs to be normal? It's over-rated!